Books

Are you looking for books on potty training, bullying, or learning to tie a shoelace? You can find them in the Kids & Teens Department in our Parenting collection which is located at the start of our Early Reader Collection. You can also find more books on various parenting topics located downstairs in the Adult nonfiction collection, identifiable by the big red dot on the spine of the book.

We also know it's hard sometimes to make it downstairs to find books for you, so the Adult Department has put together a small shelving unit of adult books, movies, and audiobooks that you may missed, located next to the Self-Checkout Station in the upstairs foyer.

Magazines

Looking for a magazine to read while your child is playing or in a program? The following magazines are available in our Magazine section located by the Kids & Teens Desk:

  • Family Fun
  • Parents
  • Practical Homeschooling
  • Scholastic Teacher

Magazines with a new sticker cannot be checked out until next month’s issue arrives, but all back issues can be checked out for three weeks. You can also always grab a magazine to bring up from the Adult collection downstairs, as well. Or try reading a digital magazine on your tablet from our RBdigital collection.

We also have several free publications available that you can take home with you to keep:

  • Chicago Parent
  • Going Places
  • Suburban Family
  • WSSRA
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